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Daniel Klessig

Daniel Klessig, Boyce Thompson Institute

Our research is focused on understanding how plants protect themselves against microbial pathogens at molecular and cellular levels. Major goals are to determine the mechanisms of salicylic acid (SA) activation and regulation of the plant’s immune responses, and to identify new targets or aspirin (acetyl SA) and its major metabolite SA in humans.

Title: Professor

Department: Boyce-Thompson Institute, Plant Pathology and Plant- Microbe Biology

Roles: Faculty Investigator

Research Areas: Animal Hosts, Disease Ecology and Evolution, Genetics, Genomics and Cell Biology of Infection, Microbiota and Microbiomes, Veterinary/Clinical Research